Today’s Internet was spent in a bar. I have planned so that my Antarctica days are all drinking. I know it’ll be expensive, but yet, I can’t turn the penguins down if they want something
Today’s Internet was spent in a bar. I have planned so that my Antarctica days are all drinking. I know it’ll be expensive, but yet, I can’t turn the penguins down if they want something on their ice! I looked around and found this place where they sold a whole litre of home made beer for no money. And the peanuts! So lovely.
Coming home, Claudia had made lovely empanadas. Half with meat and half with beans. They tasted so well!
Then we walked to the boat and said goodbye.
I didn’t have to show passport or ticket or anything. They were just like ”You’re going with us? So welcome!”
The place was packed with Chinese people. An older gentleman with a nice drunkness and a beautiful walking stick took me and said ”please, travel with me, I’m all alone!”. It was great that the party was already on.
We queued, showed our names, and got our cabins.
I chose the bed that had no tv, and laid there and waited for my friend. Who never came. I got my own room! Lovely!
Then we got a lot of information about the boat, the coffee, the meals and everything.
Antarctica is being protected in every way possible, so we got our own shoes from the ship, and had to clean them each time we went on shore, and each time we came home. You aren’t allowed to grab any souvenirs at all, and can’t even leave things such as tissues etc. No pissing. I don’t know about spitting though.
Then we had dinner! I found a group of English-speakers. Xúxi/James from China/England, Jesper from Denmark, Angela from Australia and Charisma from Philippines/USA/England.
It was lovely to speak to them, as we slowly exited Ushuaia and entered the Drake passage. The latter is supposed to be this world’s most troubled waters. But one guy in the crew who had gone from Ushuaia to Antarctica about 60 times, said that this was the calmest trip he had ever been on. So lucky!
Then we went to the bar, where there were only us. The bartender, called Yu, turned out to be the funniest bartender I have ever met. She had a big crush on Denmark, and might take a master in Finance and move there one day.
I played Chinese chess with Xúxi/James and I won! He was so nice to let me redo my bad moves, while not remaking his own. I’m sure that he just read a chapter of ”The art of war” and that I will need to pay back in the future.
Then we went to bed. The whole walk from the bar to the cabin was lined with these puke bags, in case you needed to puke. It’s lovely that they think of drunks so much here! I think I’ll be alright on this boat.